Girls in India Unwanted no longer

Via MSNBC, 285 girls have legally changed their names from “Unwanted” to names with a touch more dignity.

In shedding names like “Nakusa” or “Nakushi,” which mean “unwanted” in Hindi, some girls chose to name themselves after Bollywood stars like “Aishwarya” or Hindu goddesses like “Savitri.” Some just wanted traditional names with happier meanings, such as “Vaishali” or “prosperous, beautiful and good.”

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